Elections 2018

Jeffco PUD Candidates on KPTZ Compass

On KPTZ Compass for 10/01/2018, KPTZ correspondent Charlie Bermant interviews Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 hopefuls Greg Brotherton and Jon Cooke. Recorded live on October 1, this is the first of a series of three live candidate interviews.

      Greg Brotherton and Jon Cooke

Jeffco PUD Candidates

Concluding our Elections 2018 coverage, Charlie Bermant conducts a discussion first aired August 2 about the future of public utilities in Jefferson County with both candidates in the Public Utility District race, even though it won’t be decided until the November 6 general election. Both PUD candidates – District 3 residents Dan Toepper and Tom Brotherton – are interested in the position. With the retirement of PUD Commissioner Wayne King, the board has completely turned over in the last six years.

      PUD Candidates, Dan Toepper and Tom Brotherton (aired Aug. 2)

District Judge Candidates

Continuing our Elections 2018 coverage, Charlie Bermant conducts a discussion first aired July 12 between District Court Judge candidates Noah Harrison and Mindy Walker.

      District Judge Candidates, Noah Harrison and Mindy Walker (aired July 12)

Sheriff Candidates

For the first of our Elections 2018 coverage, Charlie Bermant conducts a discussion first aired July 19 between Sheriff candidates Joe Nole and David Stanko.

      Sheriff Candidates, Joe Nole and David Stanko (aired July 19)

County Prosecutor Candidates

On Thursday, July 26 KPTZ DJ and News Host Charlie Bermant interviewed County Prosecutor candidates Mike Haas and James Kennedy.

      Mike Haas and James Kennedy (aired Aug. 2)

County Commissioner Candidates

Continuing our Elections 2018 coverage, Tossed Salad‘s Phil Andrus interviews candidates running for the seat being vacated by the retirement of Kathleen Kler. You can listen to these segments from the show below:

      Jon Cooke, Republican candidate (July 13)
      Ryan McAllister, Democratic candidate (July 13)
      Greg Brotherton, Democrat (July 20)
      Craig Durgan, Democrat (July 20)

LWV-AAUW Forum – County Commissioner District 3 Candidates

In today’s charged political climate, it’s crucial to know where the candidates stand on the issues. On July 18, four candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 answered questions during a 90-minute forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. Republican candidate Jon Cooke and Democrats Ryan McAllister, Craig Durgan and Greg Brotherton discussed local issues. The forum was held at the Port Ludlow Beach Club and was moderated by attorney Rock Shaneyfelt, and included questions from approximately 100 people in attendance.

      Jon Cooke & Ryan McAllister, Craig Durgan, Greg Brotherton (July 18)

LWV-AAUW Forums – County Sheriff and Prosecuting Attorney

Continuing the KPTZ series of candidate interviews intended to inform voters about candidates running in eight local races, KPTZ broadcast the July 9 candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Society of University Women, which was held at the Port Townsend Community Center. KPTZ’s Tossed Salad Chef Phil Andrus served as moderator:

  • Jefferson County Sheriff candidates – incumbent David Stanko and challenger Joe Nole – got into the details about law-enforcement issues.
  • Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney candidates – incumbent Michael Haas and challenger James Kennedy – faced the crowd and the questions.
      David Stanko & Joe Nole, Michael Haas & James Kennedy (July 9)

LWV – Candidate Forum – 24th Legislative District Candidates

KPTZ continues its series of candidate interviews intended to inform voters about candidates running in eight local races with the League of Women Voters candidate forum featuring 24th Legislative District candidates, recorded June 27 and moderated by attorney Rick Shaneyfelt:

      Mike Chapman vs. Jodi Wilke and Steve Tharinger vs. Jim McIntyre